Nylon Dapping Block – Another Useful Tool — from Cinnamon Jewellery

If you’re like me and you love adding pattern and texture to your metal jewellery you’ve no doubt come up against the problem of forming a piece of metal with a pattern on it. In my case most of my forming involves using a dapping block or steel stakes. If you hit a piece of textured/patterned metal with a metal tool like a hammer or dapping punch the pattern will become flattened and spoilt. My previous method of stopping this from happening when I wanted to dome a patterned piece of metal would be to use leather to protect the pattern as in this photo…As you can see the leather soon ends up looking a bit battered. It does work but Read More

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